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RAM Nightmare

By Leafsong
Jun 12, 2005
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  1. Hi. I originally had an ASRock motherboard. It worked with 1 stick of ram, not 2. Yeah yeah, they were both the same brand. We tried 5 different brands (each two sticks were always the same brand). It was always the same problem;worked with either one, but not together.

    So finally I got fed up and changed the motherboard to an A7N8X nvidia nforce2 ultra 400. Now here's the nightmare. Works with either ram stick but not both.. I am having the exact same problem as before with any brand of ram I try and a different motherboard! Something isn't right here.

    It's currently running Windows 98se and has a nvidia fx5700le. BTW I can switch the ram out to my other comp which is an A7N8X-X and GeForce 4 Ti 4200... with no problems. They just don't work in the "new" a7n8x. So the problem is not the ram or the MB.. Is it the video card? I'll find out today, but if it isn't the video card what the heck is going on here...
  2. kol_indian

    kol_indian TS Rookie Posts: 368

    I think it is the pros, might be that the pros supports dual cahnnel, bu then againit is a MB limited function do let us know when u find out.
  3. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 1,267

    What size were the sticks? Did you check out the manuals to see if there were any restrictions? Were the timings and speeds the same in all pairs?
  4. Grok451

    Grok451 TS Rookie Posts: 122

  5. satchmo

    satchmo TS Rookie Posts: 129

    Porn sponsors

    Be careful when you click on that link. That motherboard site is supported by tons of porn ads and incessant pop-ups.
  6. Grok451

    Grok451 TS Rookie Posts: 122

    Satchmo, thanks for the tip. I edited my original post and replaced the link from the right (ASUS) site.
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